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Chief Operating Officer

Hooray Puree , Inc.
Phone: (847) ***-****x***  HQ Phone
Email: n***@***.com
Local Address:  United States
Hooray Purée LLC
1550 N. Northwest Highway #203
Park Ridge , Illinois 60068
United States

Company Description: When changing Hooray Puree from a frozen product to a healthy non-refrigerated food, we researched every possible package. The easiest means of getting this done...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    Benedictine University
  • bachelor's degree , environmental geography
    Benedictine University
  • Master , Education
    Northern Illinois University
12 Total References
Web References
Nancy ..., 3 July 2015 [cached]
Nancy Chagares
Chief Operating Officer
Hooray Puree, Inc.
Nancy Chagares is the current Chief Operating Officer for Hooray Puree, Inc. She was previously the Senior Vice President of Fresh Foods for Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Winn Dixie. and Harvey's retail stores. Bi-Lo Holdings is the nation's ninth-largest grocery retailer with almost 800 stores and nearly 70,000 employees throughout the Southeastern U.S. The company is based in Jacksonville, Fla.
Previously she was Vice President of Fresh Foods at Jewel-Osco in 2002 and in 2006 assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing, maintaining that role through the Supervalu acquisition until 2011. Chagares began her career in 1978 with Jewel-Osco in Chicago as a bakery clerk. Other early assignments include inventory buyer, bakery operations product manager, grocery buyer and merchandiser, merchandising manager and Vice President of Fresh Foods.
In 1998, she was named Vice President of Food Service strategy for American Stores Co. Subsequent assignments included fresh and center store merchandising, operations, marketing and sales. She became a managing partner with the Bellwether Consulting Group in 1999 and served for a year as Vice President of Merchandising at, a B to C ethnic foods internet retailer. She joined the supplier side of food retailing as Director of Chicagoland Sales for Edy's Grand Ice Cream before returning to Jewel Osco.
She earned her bachelor's degree in environmental geography, a Master's in Education from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Benedictine University.
Albertsons 2002 Online Annual Report, 18 Mar 2004 [cached]
Nancy Chagares, VP, Fresh Food Merchandising
Advisory Board - The Global Retail Marketing Association (GRMA), 3 July 2015 [cached]
Chief Operating Officer
Hooray Puree, Inc.
Term Page, 2 Aug 2000 [cached]
Nancy ChagaresVice President Merchandising, EthnicGrocer.comNancy joins as Vice President of Merchandising with responsibility for the strategic development, sourcing and merchandising of products across all categories and groups.Most recently, Nancy was a partner in The Bellwether Group, LTD., a business development management firm specializing in the food industry.
Nancy holds an MBA from Illinois Benedictine University and a Masters degree in Secondary Education from Northern Illinois University.Outside of work, she devotes time to the James Jordan Boys & Girls Club of Chicago as Vice President of Special Events.
Ockleshaw Noakes & Stares, 4 Aug 2013 [cached]
Nancy Chagares
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